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Invasion of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in the Wadden Sea : competitive...

Pacific oysters have been introduced into the northern Wadden Sea by aquaculture in the 1980s and subsequently established. As oyster larvae need hard substrates for settlement, they are overgrowing resident epibenthic mussel beds (Mytilus edulis). The impact of C. gigas on the native ecosystem was assessed...